Just Keep Swimming Ocean Scene Card

Happy Thursday! I hope you have been having a great week! This is Jeanette and I am sharing a fun sea creature card with you today! I was able to incorporate a lot of the sea-themed items that have been released recently!

The card-base is a standard A2 size.  I then cut out an A2 sized panel and centered the larger die in the Wavy Nested Frames Die Set over it and cut out the shape.  I mounted the panel over top my card-base using some foam tape.  This raised it slightly and creates a window effect.

I used the inside shape to create an ocean scene.  I first sponged Tumbled Glass Distress ink over the entire surface as a base.  I then placed the Making Waves Stencil  over top and sponged on Mermaid Lagoon.  I then popped this into the opening using regular adhesive. I wanted this to be inset.

I die-cut some of the awesome shapes in the Build-an-Ocean Die Set out of some plain white card-stock.  I added them into the frame to fill it in a little.

The cute critters were colored with various Copic Markers and then adhered into my little ocean scene.  I have listed the markers used below :) I did add a few white accents dots onto the sea-critters as an added highlight.

The sentiment is from set and was added to the front of the card using some crisp black ink.

*NEW Baby Sea Creatures Clear Stamps

*NEW Build-an-Ocean Die Set

Wavy Nested Frames Die Set

Making Waves Stencil

Distress Ink Mini Pad - Tumbled Glass

Distress Ink Mini Pad - Mermaid Lagoon

Crafty Foam Tape White

Turtle: YG00, YG03, YG61, YG63, YG67
Jelly-fish: RV11, RV14, RV17, RV19
Star-fish: YR30, YR21, YR24

That is it! I hope this card made you smile and has given you a wee bit of inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!

July Paper Door Kit - Giraffes


Our July Paper Door Kit is flying off the shelves! You don't want to miss this one, it's filled with giraffe goodness! I mean, GIRAFFES, enough said right?! and they are so super cute too!
  • BRAND NEW kit debuting on the 10th of each month
  • Each kit is a $50+ retail value for only $29.95 plus shipping
  • EXCLUSIVE 6x6 Whimsy Stamps designer paper pack collections, fun and creative designs on heavy weight paper with a beautiful sheen - 24 double sided sheets
  • TEN sheets of 8.5x5.5 heavy weight neutral card stock - in black and white
  • SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set "Giraffes" created exclusively for PAPER DOOR
  • COMPLEMENTING "Giraffes" outline die set to easily cut out the images from the 4 x 6 stamp set, designed exclusively for PAPER DOOR
  • SPECIAL EDITION "Zebra Stripes" mini background rubber stamp and "Giraffe" stencil introduced especially for PAPER DOOR
  • PRIVATE access to PDF files with step-by-step instructions for at least 4 different projects
We’ve made PAPER DOOR an easy and affordable way for you to enjoy a monthly card making kit:
NO minimums
NO subscriptions to commit to
NO wait lists to sweat out
NO multi-tier pricing
Each kit is a LIMITED EDITION and individual items may or may not be released at a later date. Supplies are limited so order yours today, and unlock your creativity with Whimsy Stamps PAPER DOOR kits!

Check out this awesomeness from our Creative Team using the new kit....






Beach Retreat!

Happy Sunday Everyone! Iris here today with a CAS watercolor card showcasing the New Beach Retreat clear stamp set
This is a wonderful and versatile set and makes for a quick card. It is also ideal for watercolor beginners because of the simple scene. 

I stamped on the back of a Canson XL 140lb watercolor paper with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.
To color the image I used my Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils from Faber Castell.
The sentiment is included in the set.

I used a black card base and layered the image onto a piece of the Mermaid designer papers

For a bit of bling I finished off my card by adding some gemstones. 

Here is a list of all the Whimsy goodies I used on my card:

*NEW Beach Retreat Clear Stamps   *NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Mermaid   VersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)

Sparkletz - Winter Wishes   Sparkletz - Peppermint Jazz

Thanks for visiting us here today on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog!

Mermaid Birthday

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

So, you've seen the fab release this month, right? Oh. My. Word. The mermaids! And not one, but loads. For this post, I had to choose one and I've gone with Mermaid Birthday. These girls had me itching to colour as soon as I saw them.

And you can see why. Isn't she lovely? I've coloured her with Copics. And here's a little trick for the tail. When you're done, add a few random (I know it's hard to be random!) dots with a white gel pen. It just gives your colour work a little lift there.

There's some other scrumptious stuff happening on this card, let's talk about that! Mermaid Paper Pack. The colours. Oh my. Swoon. Totally loving the pink and yellow together.

I've also used the You're Birthday Clear Stamp Set, the Birthday Word and Shadow Die Set and finished off with some Winter Wishes Sparkletz. LOVE these! 

Whimsy Goodies Used...

*NEW Mermaid Birthday Clear Stamps*NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Mermaid*NEW You're Birthday Clear Stamps*NEW Birthday Word and Shadow Die SetSparkletz - Winter Wishes

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day x

Whimsy Stamps Digital Design Update ~ Cancer Sucks!

Hey there Whimsy friends
I'm back with the second Digital Vault Update for July

I'm hoping you saw the Digital New Release post
that went live on the first of the month
if you missed it, click here.

We have a special showcase today
using the recent Mini Release here at Whimsy
with a special focus on Cancer

Following on from Crissy Armstrong's wonderful
image of the penguin undergoing chemotherapy.

We now have three fabulous clear stamp sets
that offer some really brilliant sentiment options and
some lovely additional images too to help offer support
to our friends and loved ones battling this awful illness.

The Digital Divas have designed some
wonderful creations with these brilliant clear stamp sets.

We hope none of you should ever need to use these sentiments
but should you need to, there is a great selection of sentiments to uplift,
encourage, spur on or raise a smile when one is so desperately needed.

We hope you are inspired by our selection of cards using these sentiment sets
and send love and healing thoughts to any of you whose lives
are currently affected by this awful illness.

Check back with us again soon for the next showcase
from the Whimsy Stamps Digital Design Divas.

Hugs and happy crafting,

A Sweet Underwater Welcome

Candice here and I'm happy to be sharing my first post with you as an official Whimsy DT member!  Have you all been enjoying this fabulous new July release?!  Today I have a sweet welcome-baby, slim-line card for you, underwater style!

Lately slim line cards have become my favorite and are easier than you think.  To create an
8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base, you trim an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock to 8 1/2 x 7, and you will even be left with a piece to fit on the front!  The envelope size is 9A and can be purchased at your local craft store or online. 

Now, to get to the fun stuff!  I took the extra piece and heat embossed the center with the Curly Q's background stamp in poly sparkle and the Congrats in white.  I then lightly inked with Tumbled Glass distress ink.

I used the awesome new Build an Ocean die set to create the scene by inking them lightly with oxide inks in twisted citron, milled lavender, & dried marigold. 

Next, I stamped the adorable Baby Sea Creatures with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copic markers, accented with a white pen and fussy cut out. 

For my final touches, I added a variety of sequins and Wink of Stella to the bubbles for a little bit of shine.  If you haven't seen the Sparkletz yet, you will fall in love with these to add shine and detail to your projects!

I hope you are inspired to try a slim line card and share with us at Whimsy Stamps Inspiration on Facebook!
Thank you!

Copic markers used:

turtle-YG23, YG21, YG000, YG03, YG01, YG00 & 0
jellyfish-BV00, BV000, BV0000 & 0
starfish-YR00, YR000, YR0000 & 0
bubbles-B000, BV0000, YR0000 & 0

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